One of the greatest and most memorable Air Jordan silhouettes ever made, the XIV holds a special place in the heart of many sneakerheads. You see, even hardened Michael Jordan collectors can admit the signature line started to fall off after this sneaker. Before the XIV? Everything’s classic. Yet after you had sneakers like the XV, XIX, and XX1. All forgettable. The Air Jordan XIV represented the end of the golden era, for both sneaker and player.
Jordan went out in the only way possible, making his final shot to win a championship in the 1998 NBA Finals against John Stockton, Karl Malone, Jerry Sloan, and the Utah Jazz. On his feet was the sneaker that came to be known as the “Last Shot” Air Jordan XIV, a shoe Mike had first unveiled earlier in the series. Fans cherished the XIV immediately, despite the fact that Jordan had played just three games in them. They were versatile and sleek, and you could wear them with either pants or shorts. They were also great performance sneakers–many NBA players still play in them–and you can make the argument no Jordan ever looked better as a low-top. Coming up this Saturday at Champs Sports will be one of those beloved Air Jordan XIV Lows, the “Laney colorway, dropping with a blue upper, black toebox, and yellow accenting.
Inspired by the Ferrari F355F1 and featuring an iconic logo shield paying homage to Ferrari’s jousting black and yellow horse, the XIV has seen a number of amazing releases over the years. But these are the Best Air Jordan 14 Colorways Ever.
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